IVF with egg donation

New hope

Overcoming female infertility

IVF with donor eggs is a highly reliable and effective fertility treatment, giving women who cannot conceive using their own eggs the opportunity to achieve successful pregnancies with high rates of success.

What you’ll get

Transparency and choice

Choose from a broad donor selection at Portugal’s largest open-ID egg bank, with comprehensive donor profiles.

Tailor-made treatment

IVF with egg donation treatment plans are highly personalised to each patient, maximising chances of a successful pregnancy.

Improved embryo selection

We use advanced artificial intelligence technology with the EmbryoScope for better informed and more accurate embryo selection.

Treatment phases

Initial Medical Consultation & Testing

During your first consultation, your fertility specialist will thoroughly assess your medical history, and discuss available treatment types with you. You may be asked to undergo further health checks, to help tailor your treatment and maximise your chances of a successful pregnancy. These include bloodwork, semen analysis (if applicable), ultrasound of the uterus and other tests.

Treatment Plan Confirmation

After receiving your test results, you will chat with your doctor to review the findings and solidify your personalised treatment plan. Your committed patient coordinator will then provide you with a detailed breakdown of the associated costs, for your approval.

Finding your Donor

Our Donation Team will work with you to find your ideal egg donor. At Ferticentro, all our donors are carefully selected, screened and undergo a thorough psychological evaluation process. We only work with non-anonymous donations, which allows us to provide you with detailed donor profiles for you to build a better connection with your donor. Please refer to our Donation Guide for more information.

We conduct thorough pre-screening on all our egg donors, exceeding legal requirements with over 70 baseline genetic tests. Additionally, at Ferticentro, we recommend all patients consider our extended panel of genetic carrier screening. This comprehensive testing assesses genetic compatibility between the male partner (or sperm donor) and the egg donor, covering more than 2,200 diseases. For additional information, please visit our Genetic Compatibility Tests  page.

Your chosen donor’s eggs  will be fertilised with sperm to create an embryo ready for storage or transfer.

At Ferticentro the egg donation treatments can be done either with fresh or frozen embryos, depending on factors such as endometrium optimisation, need for additional procedures, logistics and whether it is important to control for uncertainty or not. Our medical and patient care assistant teams will address this question while planning treatment with you.

Endometrium Preparation

Embryo transfer can be done in a synchronised cycle (the embryo transfer is performed during the same menstrual cycle in which the eggs are retrieved), or a deferred cycle (the embryos are frozen and stored for later use), depending on the above mentioned factors. The preparation of the womb for the embryo transfer can be done in a natural cycle (not possible to all patients), a modified natural cycle or a hormonal replacement cycle, depending on medical patient-specific factors. At Ferticentro all of our protocols are tailor-made, so this part of the treatment is something that can only be defined later in the process.

Embryo Transfer

The embryo transfer procedure is one of the final stages of the IVF process. Your doctor will place one or two embryo(s) in your uterus to try to continue 9 months of development as a completely natural pregnancy. These embryos are carefully selected after a very thorough evaluation by our lab team members at the Embryoscope and with the help of complex artificial intelligence algorithms. In the case of a freeze-all cycle, a Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) will be performed.

Any viable surplus embryos that are not used in the fresh treatment can be frozen in our cryo-storage facilities. These can be used in a subsequent frozen embryo transfer cycle (for a second child or if the first attempt fails).


You will take a pregnancy test about 12 days after the embryo transfer.